Our Obituaries

Robert "Bobby" James Foster

November 13, 1939 - September 28, 2014

Robert "Bobby"James Foster a native of Springfield, LA passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, September 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia Hebert Foster, son Billy Foster and his wife Tammy, step-daughter Beryl Caillouet Stokes and her husband Mike, grandsons Caleb and Will Foster, three step-daughters, four step-grandchildren, sister Wilma McKinney, and bother...
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Rufus "Ken" Kennedy Sticker

May 13, 1932 - September 27, 2014

Rufus "Ken" Kennedy Sticker, 82 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, September 27, 2014, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Friday, May 13, 1932, in New Orleans, La., to Rufus B. Sticker Jr. and Gertie "Nana" Vining Sticker. Ken was a barber for over 60 years in Ponchatoula. He enjoyed life and loved to go hunting, fishing and gardening, but especially...
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Tracey S. Childress

October 26, 1964 - September 27, 2014

Tracey S. Childress, 49 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, September 27, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Monday, October 26, 1964, in Independence, La., son of the late James Childress and the late Diane Wolf Childress. Surviving are brothers, Terry Childress Jr. and wife Brenda Childress of Pride, La, Steve Childress and wife Ginger Childress of...
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Laurie Gay Stevens Perrin

September 14, 1954 - September 23, 2014

Laurie Gay Stevens Perrin, 60 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. She was born September 14, 1954 to Violet Byers Stevens and the late Paul Joseph Stevens. Laurie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ponchatoula, LA Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Ronald Joseph Perrin; daughter, Casey Lane Perrin Robert ...
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James "Buddy" Edward Bodker, Sr.

January 26, 1921 - September 23, 2014

James Edward "Buddy" Bodker Sr., 93 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away peacefully, with his loving wife, daughter and son by his side on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Richard Murphy Hospice House. He was born on Wednesday, January 26, 1921, in Ponchatoula, La., son of the late Albert John Bodker and the late Sarah Bendix Bodker. He was a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula and a...
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Mary Lou Harris

August 17, 1950 - September 21, 2014

Mary Lou Harris, 64 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Hammond. She was born on August 17, 1950, in Independence, Louisiana to John L and Lenora Erwin Kinchen. Mary enjoyed life and loved serving her Lord, helping others, shopping, her salt water fish tank but especially loved spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her loving husband...
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Dorothy Doris Lemoine

October 22, 1927 - September 20, 2014

Dorothy Doris Lemoine, 86 years old of Hammond, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Live Oak Village of Hammond. She was born on Saturday, October 22, 1927, in Jayess, Mississippi. Surviving are her 2 sons, Marvin Boyd and Alton Boyd; 6 grandchildren, Jackie Lambert, Fred Kilcrease, Bryan Kilcrease, Megan McClendon, Marie Faulk, and Amanda Ridgel; 7 great-grandchildren; and 4 great...
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Joyce Frances Bentivegna

June 17, 1935 - September 19, 2014

Joyce Frances Bentivegna , 79 years old of Robert, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. She was born on June 17, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Frank and Beatrice Canizaro Cantrell. Joyce enjoyed life and loved to cook and sew but especially loved spending time with her family. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Mona Bentivegna,...
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Hollis Herbert Poche

May 26, 1923 - September 18, 2014

The sight of Hollis Herbert Poche backing up his truck to unload at the farmers' market on a Saturday in April always meant one thing: high demand for the most delicious, sun-ripened, juicy red Ponchatoula strawberries. For 45 years, Hollis produced acres of strawberries, to local acclaim. The beloved Naturalist, 91, was welcomed into heaven and joined his treasured wife, Betty, on September 18,...
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Mary Fedele Giacone

October 14, 1928 - September 18, 2014

Mary Fedele Giacone, 85 years old of Hammond, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Sunday, October 14, 1928, in Tickfaw. Mrs. Mary touched the lives of many people with her warm and loving smile as she greeted when they entered the A&P and Guys Quality Foods. She will be missed by many. Surviving are her daughter & son-in-law, Anna Marie and Butch Wiley;...
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Jacob Paul Brignac

December 17, 1981 - September 17, 2014

Jacob Paul Brignac, 32 years old of Killian, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. Jacob was born on Thursday, December 17, 1981, in Hammond. Surviving are father, Paul Brignac, sister, Krystal Brignac, brother, C.J. Calder, grandfather, Elga Paul Brignac, grandparents, Bobby and Lavergne Lambert, Jacob is lovingly remembered by many cousins, a...
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Jacob Wayne Eugene Byers

January 1, 1982 - September 17, 2014

Jacob Wayne Eugene Byers, 32 years old of Ponchatoula, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Friday, January 1, 1982, in Hammond. Surviving are his father, Lonnie Byers; sister, Ladonna Ernest; and brother, Josh Byers. He is preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Ann Guthrie Byers.
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Rosa Basham

January 6, 1944 - September 16, 2014

Rosa Basham, 70 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Our Lady of the Lake - Livingston. She was born on Thursday, January 6, 1944, in Independence, La., daughter of the late Pittman Rainey and the late Myrtle McQueen. Surviving are sons, Edmond Basham Jr. and wife Shirley Basham, Michael Basham, Albert Bashman and wife Melissa Basham, Johnnie Basham and...
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Debbie Lynette Holland

March 12, 1970 - September 13, 2014

Debbie Lynette Holland, 44 years old of Ponchatoula, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Thursday, March 12, 1970, in Independence. Surviving are her father, Eldon Ivy Holland and wife Linda; 3 daughters, Erica Erwin, Missy Stanford, and Rachael Stanford; and 5 sisters and brothers, Cindy May Holland, Eldon Jean Holland, Lisa Ann Stokely, Carolyn Denise...
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Joseph "Joe" F. Coco III

August 7, 1963 - September 13, 2014

Joseph F. "Joe" Coco, III, 51 years old of Robert, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at home with his family by his side. Joe was born on August 7, 1963, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Joseph F (Beth) Coco Jr. and Merry O'Brien Johnson . Joe is survived by his wife, Stacy Singletary Coco, his son, Thad (Katie) Coco, grandchildren, Serenity, Phoenix, and Ember Coco and Roman...
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James Lampin Dunn, Sr.

October 12, 1929 - September 11, 2014

James Lampin Dunn, Sr., 84, passed away quietly in his sleep on September 11, 2014. He was born on October 12, 1929 in Hammond, Louisiana. He graduated from Hammond High School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University before entering the Air Force. After moving to Houston in 1962, Jim founded several companies including Dunn Advisory Services, American Security Trust Company, American Life...
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Jeffray "Peanut" R Leco

March 26, 1958 - September 11, 2014

Jeffray "Peanut" R. Leco jr., 56 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at home with his family by his side. Peanut was born on March 26, 1958, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Jeffray Raymond, Sr. and Pearl Melancon Leco.
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Emmett Eugene Egnew

October 2, 1940 - September 10, 2014

Emmett Eugene Egnew, a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula, he died at 6:53 pm Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Hospital in Covington. He was 73, born October 2, 1940, at the family home in Ponchatoula. Emmett was a 1958 graduate of Ponchatoula High School and retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development with 33 years of service. Affectionately known as...
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Zoltan "Zolie" Paul Bajaczky

October 2, 1925 - September 9, 2014

Zoltan "Zolie" Paul Bajaczky, 88 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Covington where he spent his last days fighting a brave battle succumbing to renel failure. He was born on October 2, 1925 in Ungvar, Hungary to Janos and Maria Bajaczky. Zolie enjoyed life and loved to work in the yard, cooking, being outdoors, carpentry, watching Fox News and CNN, but...
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JoAnn Russo Hosey

September 9, 1954 - September 9, 2014

JoAnn Russo Hosey , 60 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at home with her family by her side. JoAnn was born on September 9, 1954, in Independence, Louisiana to Kelly Russo Sr. and Helen Welch Russo. Joann enjoyed life and loved to read and was a huge fan of the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley but especially loved spending time with her family. ...
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Joey P. Lamonte

October 31, 1955 - September 8, 2014

Joey P. Lamonte, 58 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away, Monday, September 8, 2014, at his home. He was born on Monday, October 31, 1955, in Hammond, La., son of the late Joseph Lamonte and the late Mary Restivo Lamonte. Surviving are wife, Pamela Lamonte, son, Christopher Whorton, daughter, Shawntel Guillot and husband Troy Guillot, sisters, Sannie Latino, Mary Ann Bonfiglio, Vicki...
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Donna Bignar Campbell

July 22, 1960 - September 6, 2014

Donna Bignar Campbell, 54 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, September 6, 2014, at her home. She was born on Friday, July 22, 1960, in Hammond, La., daughter of the late Albert Bignar and the late Mary Tallo Bignar. Surviving are husband of 32 years, Marc Campbell, daughters, Ashley Campbell Monistere and husband Scott Monistere, Alexis Campbell Hill and husband Jimmy Hill...
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Anna Bell Jones Warner

July 14, 1933 - September 5, 2014

Anna Bell Jones Warner, 81 years old of Loranger, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. She was born on Friday, July 14, 1933, in New Orleans. Surviving are her 2 sons, Earl Pellegrin, Jr., and wife Melva of Missouri and Clifford Fout III of Loranger; 4 daughters, Pamela Winget and husband Kelly of Loranger, Cindy Nuccio and husband Phillip of Tickfaw, Tammie...
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Carol St. Germain Campo

October 14, 1944 - September 4, 2014

Carol Ann St. Germain Campo (Maggie), beloved wife of Philip A. Campo, Jr (married July 21, 1962), passed peacefully at home Thursday, September 4, 2014. She was the loving Mother of Vickie Lynn Campo Reyes, Phyllis Ann Campo Schenck (Gregg Schenck), Bridget Elizabeth Campo Ducote (Curtis Ducote, Jr.) and loving Grandmother to Brian Keith Reyes, Jr (wife Chelsy Chataignier), Matthew Louis Schenck...
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Joseph Thomas Spalitta

March 2, 1923 - September 4, 2014

Joseph Thomas Spalitta, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on September 4, 2014. Joe was born in Hammond, Louisiana on March 2, 1923, the last of seven children to Frank and Lena Debenedetto Spalitta of Sicily, Italy. Joe was married to his beloved wife, Ann Marie Ciolino Spalitta, for over 67 years. Joe and Ann were strawberry farmers in Hammond for many years. Later, Joe...
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Margaret Domino Clarke

September 30, 1914 - September 2, 2014

Margaret Domino Clarke, born September 30, 1914, went home on September 2, 2014, at the Live Oak Village where she resided for over 10 years. She lived in Hammond with her mother for most of her life. She worked in food service management at SLU. Margaret touched the lives and hearts of everyone who knew her. She was involved in the Catholic Daughters and she loved to dance, travel, and laugh. ...
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June Catherine Weisheit

October 18, 1943 - September 2, 2014

June Catherine Weisheit, 70 years old, a long time resident of Ponchatoula, LA, was called to her eternal life of everlasting happiness in heaven on September 2, 2014. She was born in Franklin, LA on October 18, 1943, and raised in Houma, LA. She graduated from Terrebonne High School and moved to New Orleans, LA to begin her nursing education. She graduated from Northwestern State College and...
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Wallace "Goober" Evans

March 19, 1975 - September 1, 2014

Wallace "Goober" Len Evans, 39 years old, a native of Ponchatoula and resident of Holden, Louisiana, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. Goober was born on Wednesday, March 19, 1975, in Hammond, Louisiana. Surviving are his wife, Karen Bowman Evans; children, Victoria, Michael, Bradlee and Damian; sister, Valleri "Sissy" St.Amant; brothers, Wayne Turnage, II,...
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Shellie Andre Morgan

April 6, 1963 - August 31, 2014

Shellie Andre Morgan, 51 years old of Covington, Louisiana, passed away, Sunday, August 31, 2014, at her home. She was born on Saturday, April 6, 1963, in Pensacola, Florida, daughter of the late Richard Percy Morgan II and the late Janis Slade Morgan. Shellie was a retail professional working in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Hammond markets. She loved the volunteer work that she did with CASA...
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Stella Mae Sutherland

July 19, 1924 - August 31, 2014

Stella Mae Sutherland, 90 years old of Tickfaw, formerly of Ponchatoula, passed away Sunday, August 31,2014. Stella was born on Saturday, July 19, 1924, in Clio, Louisiana. Surviving are her children, Scarlet Ford, Nolan Sutherland (Cindy), Penny Norsworthy (Ellis), Pamela Mooney (Roy) and Wendy Hurlburt; sisters, Eula and Naomi; brothers, Huey "Tom" and Eugene Sharp; also survived by numerous...
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Helen Burgess Egan

January 14, 1943 - August 31, 2014

Helen Jean Burgess Egan, 71 years old of Independence, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. Helen was born on Thursday, January 14, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Surviving sons, John (Vicki) Tymon, III and James Tymon; grandchildren, April (Phil) Anderson, Richard Bourgeois, Katlyn Tymon, Jake Tymon, Quinn Tymon; great-grandchild, Alexis Evans; brother, Donald ...
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Salvadore Anthony Orlando, Sr.

December 7, 1946 - August 31, 2014

Salvadore Anthony Orlando Sr., 67 years old of Tickfaw, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Hood Memorial Hospital. He was born on Saturday, December 7, 1946, in Hammond. Surviving are his wife, Frances Giluso Orlando; son, Salvadore "Bud" Anthony Orlando Jr. and wife Cathy; 2 daughters, Ashley Orlando Turner and Aimee Orlando Nethercutt and husband Chad; 6 grandchildren, Brianna Nicole...
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Toi Calvin Warren

May 18, 1992 - August 30, 2014

Toi Calvin Warren , 22 years old of Uneedus, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Burkeville, Texas. He was born on May 18, 1992, in Covington, Louisiana to Christopher Warren Sr. and Geneva Pierre Warren. Toi enjoyed life and loved to go 4 wheeling, riding motorcycles, studying and working with trees, tinkering with cars and anything else he could fix, but especially loved...
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Joseph Thomas "Joe" Tortorice

December 19, 1920 - August 30, 2014

Joseph Thomas "Joe" Tortorice, 93 years old, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at his home in Tickfaw, Louisiana. He was born on Sunday, December 19, 1920, in Independence, LA. Mr. Joe served in the United States Army and was a custodian at Hammond State School. He also enjoyed farming and working in his vegetable garden. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Frances Lamonte Tortorice;...
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Rufus "Bubba" Alton Blow, Jr.

March 16, 1940 - August 27, 2014

Rufus "Bubba" Alton Blow Jr., 74 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. He was born on March 16, 1940, in Independence, Louisiana to Rufus Alton Blow Sr. and Mildred Perrilloux Joiner. Bubba enjoyed life and loved to do yard work, going on vacations and traveling to different places, but especially loved spending time with his family. ...
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Melvin "Chris" Oller, Sr.

September 1, 1964 - August 25, 2014

Melvin "Chris" Oller Sr., 49 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014. Chris was born on September 1, 1964, in Independence, Louisiana to William Walter and Shirley Oller, Sr. Chris enjoyed life and loved to fish, Saints football, music, dancing, puzzles but especially loved spending time with his family. Chris is survived by his loving wife of 29 years,...
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James Alvin McAlister

February 25, 1959 - August 25, 2014

James Alvin McAlister, 55 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away, Monday, August 25, 2014, at his home. He was born on Wednesday, February 25, 1959, in Amite, La. Surviving are wife, Kathleen Fletcher McAlister, mother, Barbara Carney McAlister, daughter, Bridget McAlister Varnado, sister, Dale Heady Haase, brother, Carl McAlister Jr., grandchildren, Karly, Shelby, Trent, Brennan,...
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Carol "Suzi" Ingram Ourso

May 5, 1952 - August 24, 2014

Carol "Suzi" Ingram Ourso , 62, of Ponchatoula, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, at her residence. She was born on May 5, 1952, in Morgan City, daughter of the late Jesse and Doris McLain Ingram . Surviving are her husband, Paul Nedos Ourso, her 6 children, Rachel Michel, Derrin Barras, Carissa Muller, Adam Ourso, Samantha Kugler, and Christina Ourso, 11 grandchildren, Katilin Gentry, Hunter...
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Betty Fay Gainey

February 19, 1943 - August 24, 2014

Betty Fay Gainey, 71 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Harvest Manor Nursing Home in Denham Springs. She was born on Friday, February 19, 1943, in Dell, Arkansas, daughter of Ivan Thomas and Lois Thomas. Surviving are husband of 38 years, Willie Gainey, daughters, Tammy Casey, Robin LeCompte and Betty Jeanne Ratcliff and husband Doug Ratcliff,...
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Geraldine Eva Gates

October 16, 1940 - August 23, 2014

Geraldine Eva Zacharias Gates, 73 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Carrington Place in Baton Rouge, La. She was born on Wednesday, October 16, 1940, in New Orleans, La., daughter of the late Edward P. Zacharias and the late Jessie Havstreetinier Gates. Surviving are husband of 39 years, James D. Gates, daughter, Donielle D. Gates, grandson, James P...
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Eugene George Bartus

August 17, 1929 - August 23, 2014

Eugene George Bartus Eugene George Bartus passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Albany Hungarian Presbyterian Church located on Presbyterian Road in Albany, Louisiana. Burial of the ashes...
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Brynlee Faith Gonzales

August 23, 2014 - August 23, 2014

Addisyn Claire Gonzales, was born and passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 and her identical twin sister, Brynlee Faith Gonzales, was born and passed away, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, Louisiana. The girls are survived by their mother, Cheri Nicole Barnes and father, James Leighton "Jay" Gonzales, II both of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; maternal...
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Addisyn Claire Gonzales

August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

Addisyn Claire Gonzales, was born and passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 and her identical twin sister, Brynlee Faith Gonzales, was born and passed away, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, Louisiana. The girls are survived by their mother, Cheri Nicole Barnes and father, James Leighton "Jay" Gonzales, II both of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; maternal...
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Frank "Coot" Schillace

July 16, 1940 - August 22, 2014

Frank Anthony "Coot" Schillace, 74 years old and longtime resident of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Tuesday, July 16, 1940, in Hammond. Surviving are daughter, Donna Schillace; mother of his daughter, Gloria Traylor; nephews, Joey Schillace, IV, Johnny Schillace and Rodney Morales; niece, Rebecca Hayes. He is preceded in...
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Mario A. Messina, Sr

February 3, 1931 - August 22, 2014

Mario A. Messina, Sr., 83 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Tuesday, February 3, 1931, in Independence. Surviving are his wife, Genevieve Gregoire Messina; daughter, Barbara Messina Graziano and husband, Phil Graziano; son, Mario Messina, Jr and wife, Flora Whiddon Messina; grandchildren, Angela Graziano Cali...
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Peggy M Sneed

September 11, 1942 - August 22, 2014

Peggy M. Sneed, 71 years old of Holden, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Friday, September 11, 1942, in Tomato, Arkansas. Surviving are her husband, Terry Hollingsworth; 2 daughters, Deborah Browning and husband Dallas and Candy Ashburn and husband Peewee; 5 sisters and 1 brother. She is preceded in death by her parents, Pauline Perrin Barnett and Elmer...
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Katie Dominio Galofaro

July 12, 1927 - August 22, 2014

Katie Dominio Galofaro, 87 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Tuesday, July 12, 1927, in Hammond. Surviving are her 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph M. and Susan Galofaro of Independence and Stephen C. and Rose Galofaro of Tickfaw; 8 grandchildren, Michelle Nicosia and husband Frank of Independence, Amy Galofaro of...
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Joyce Gueldner Murry

September 6, 1931 - August 22, 2014

Joyce Henrietta Murry, 82 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at Richard Murphy Hospice House. Joyce was born on Sunday, September 6, 1931, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Surviving are daughter & son-in-law, Karin Murry Ragan and Danny Ragan; son & daughter-in-law, John Ivan Murry, Jr. and Toni Murry; grandchildren, Wendy Ragan Granier and husband Kevin, Derek...
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Louise Hudgens Cabler

November 25, 1936 - August 20, 2014

Louise Hudgens Cabler , 77 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. Louise was born on Wednesday, November 25, 1936, in Pineville. Surviving are daughters, Karen Fischer, Susan Keen, and Denise Ferrara, sons, Carl, Roger, Steve, Dru, Scott Cabler, and James "Zeke" Bankston, sister, Faye Andries, also survived by numerous...
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Gail Koptish Wright

August 29, 1944 - August 20, 2014

Gail Koptish Wright , 69 years old and longtime resident of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014. She was born August 29, 1944, in Cleveland,Ohio. Surviving are her daughters, Terra and husband, Brian Orgeron, Marta Wright; grandson, Erik Orgeron; and brother, Jerry Koptish. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy & Ruth Koptish; and sister, Karen Murray. Friends...
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Frank Cacioppo

July 16, 1926 - August 19, 2014

Frank Cacioppo, 88 years old of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. He was born on Friday, July 16, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Cacioppo served in the United States Air Force. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church in Tickfaw, Friday, August 29, 2014, at 11:00 am. ...
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Louis Anthony Mott

December 31, 1957 - August 19, 2014

Louis Anthony Mott, 56 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Tuesday, December 31, 1957, in New Orleans. Surviving are his daughter & son-in-law, Tasha Mott and Gregory Earl Dinger; mother, Josephine Baiamonte Mott; father, Warren Mott Sr.; sister, Carolyn Marie Mott Marquet; 2 brothers, Warren Benjamin Mott Jr. and Bryant G....
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Ernest E. LeBlanc

May 21, 1936 - August 18, 2014

ERNEST E. LEBLANC, Also known as Daddy, Poppa Gene, Pops, Paw-Paw, Pepaw, and Uncle Gene. Ernest E. LeBlanc, 78 years old, of Ponchatoula, passed away peacefully Monday, August 18, 2014, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He served in the Marine Corps. He retired from Boilermakers Local 37 in 1996. He was a man that loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisher. He was born May 21, 1936...
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George Victoriana III

April 9, 1949 - August 17, 2014

George Victoriana III, 65 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at his residence. George was born on Saturday, April 9, 1949, in New Orleans. He was a retired forklift operator for Folgers Coffee.. Surviving are wife of 37 years, Karen Maxwell Victoriana, daughter, Mindy Victoriana and her fiance' Dustin Carnesi, son, George Victoriana IV and his fiance'...
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Wallace Albin

March 31, 1928 - August 17, 2014

Wallace R. Albin Sr, 86 years old of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. Wallace was born on Saturday, March 31, 1928, in Albany. Surviving are wife of 65 years, Lena Threeton Albin, sons & daughters-in-law, Rodney and Laura Albin, Ronnie and Verda Albin, daughter-in-law, Brenda Albin, grandchildren, Marcy, Ricky, Tiffany, Christie,...
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William "Billy" John Koch, Jr.

September 12, 1982 - August 16, 2014

William "Billy" John Koch Jr., 31 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Billy was born on Sunday, September 12, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana to William John Koch Sr. and Mary Labry Koch. Billy enjoyed life and loved to go fishing, hunting, helping people and was quite the handyman but especially loved spending time with his family. Billy is...
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Juliet Catherine Motichek Collins

February 14, 1940 - August 16, 2014

Juliet Catherine Motichek Collins, 74 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, August 16, 2014, at her home. She was born on Wednesday, February 14, 1940, in Madisonville, La., daughter of the late Peter Motichek and the late Marie Wager Motichek. Surviving are husband of 55 years, Glen Collins, daughter, Rhonda Lenard and husband Tracy Lenard, son, Dennis Collins and wife...
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Danny Marshall Holmes

September 18, 1955 - August 15, 2014

Danny Marshall Holmes, 58 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana passed away on August 15, 2014 at his daughter and son-in-law's home in Springfield, Louisiana after a short illness. Danny was born on September 18, 1955 in Hinds County, Mississippi to Billy Marshall and Mary Ann Holmes. Danny enjoyed life and loved hunting, fishing, dancing, boating, landscaping and going to the movies but...
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Malcolm Earl Myers

January 15, 1927 - August 15, 2014

Malcolm Earl Myers, 87 years old and native of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014, at Heritage Health Care Center in Hammond. He was born on January 15, 1927. Mr. Myers served in the United States Army and was a WWII Veteran. He retired after 36 years from Illinois Central Railroad Company and was a founding member of Pineview Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife of 53...
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Angie Catherine DiBenedetto

October 23, 1930 - August 13, 2014

Angie Catherine DiBenedetto, 83 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Hammond Nursing Home. She was born on Thursday, October 23, 1930, in New Orleans, La., daughter of the late Phillip DiMaggio and the late Angelina Costa DiMaggio. Surviving are sister, Lucy DiBenedetto and husband Frank DiBenedetto Sr. and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in...
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Kathron Lobell Keen

October 25, 1925 - August 12, 2014

Kathron Lobell Keen, 88 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at her home. She was born on Sunday, October 25, 1925, in Mt. Herman, La., daughter of the late Henry Bankston and the late Della Miller Bankston. She was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church of Hammond. Surviving are daughters, Martha Lobell Campbell and Robin Lobell, 8 grandchildren, 4 great...
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Charles Raymond Smith, Jr

November 12, 1968 - August 11, 2014

Charles Raymond Smith, Jr., 45 years old of Springtown, Texas, passed away, Monday, August 11, 2014, at his home. He was born on Tuesday, November 12, 1968, in Luling, Louisiana, to Charles Raymond Smith, Sr. and Rosalind Futch Smith. Surviving are wife of 26 years, Georgette Fendlason Smith; son, Joshua Todd Smith; father, Charles Raymond Smith, Sr.; brothers, Stephen M. Smith and wife Tracy...
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Walter "Wes" Wesley Dickson

April 4, 1946 - August 11, 2014

Rev. Walter "Wes" Wesley Dickson, age 68 passed from this life to eternity with Jesus on Thursday, August 14, 2014. He was born on April 4, 1946 in Nashville, Tennessee to Walter Webb and Dorothy Ragan Dickson. A life lived well faithfully serving Christ Jesus and His Church. Wes loved the Lord, his family and people. Wes is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Eula Pierce Dickson, his sons...
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Dr. Corwin "Corky" Oliver Henneman

November 19, 1928 - August 11, 2014

Dr. Corwin "Corky" Oliver Henneman , 85 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. He was born on November 19, 1928, in Davenport, Iowa to Oliver William and Bertha Ann Henneman. Corky Graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He served our country in the US Navy from March of 1951 - February 1955. Corky was a...
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Stanley P Doss

April 14, 1932 - August 11, 2014

Stanley Paul Doss, 82 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014 at home with his family by his side. He was born on April 14, 1932 New York City, New York to Edwin H. Sr. and Pauline Scarborough Doss. Stanley was a retired Deputy Sheriff for Tangipahoa Parish and was one of the first to ride in the motorcycle escort. He was a member of the International Blue Knights...
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Matthew Pierce Derenbecker

August 30, 1991 - August 10, 2014

Matthew Pierce Derenbecker , 22 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, in Ponchatoula Matt was born on Friday, August 30, 1991, in Baton Rouge, and raised in Hammond. He was Gatorade Player of The Year, 2009 and 2010. He attended SLU Lab School, Ponchatoula High and graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School in 2010. He also attended LSU, University of...
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James Louis Olah, Sr

May 14, 1931 - August 9, 2014

James Louis Olah, Sr., 83 years old, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014, at his home in Albany. He was born May 14, 1931, in Anjean,West Virginia. James owned Olah's Meat Market in Albany, two gas stations and he was also a farmer. Surviving are his daughter, Annette F. Olah; sister, Julie Bergeron. He is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Sinda Dodd Olah, nson, James Lewis Olah, Jr....
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Willie Charles David

March 20, 1958 - August 7, 2014

Willie Charles David , 56 years old of Amite, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Hammond. Willie was born on Thursday, March 20, 1958, in Carlsbad NM. Surviving are daughter, Crystal Lynn David, grandchildren, Jose Cardona III, Destiny Cardona and Ja'Mykel White, sisters, Barbara David Nicoll and Rose Therese Helsel, brother, Carl Lloyd David. He is preceded in death by...
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Claudia Morgan

June 9, 1929 - August 7, 2014

Claudia Morgan, 85 years old of Independence, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Sunday, June 9, 1929, in Albany. Surviving are her 7 sons and daughters, James Morgan and wife Tara, Margaret Trombatore, Brenda Reitz and husband Bryan, Robert Morgan and wife Mary Alice, Judy Albin and husband David, Cathy Morgan, and Dean Morgan; daughter-in-law, Barbara...
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Michelle Grabert

March 20, 1962 - August 5, 2014

Michelle Marie Grabert, 52 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from an automobile accident in Kansas. She was born on Tuesday, March 20, 1962, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Michelle devoted many years to Walmart as a cashier. Surviving are her mother, Brenda Parks Grabert Lewis; 4 daughters, Shannon Cheramie Culler and husband Jesse, Tina Grabert Simmons and...
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Annette Ozment Drake Hagg

January 7, 1920 - August 5, 2014

Annette Ozment Drake Hagg, 94 years old of Gulfport, Mississippi, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Canon Hospice in Gulfport. She was born on Wednesday, January 7, 1920, in Varnville, South Carolina. Surviving are her 3 children, Dr. Paul Drake, Paulette Drake Travis, and Reid Hagg; grandchildren, Dr. Renard Sessions, Austin Sessions, Paul Drake IV, Kerri Annette Robin, Amber Sehrt, and...
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Frank Phillip "Chico" Tallia

August 1, 1950 - August 4, 2014

Frank Phillip "Chico" Tallia, 64 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Monday, August 4, 2014, at his home. He was born on Tuesday, August 1, 1950, in Hammond, La., son of the late John Tallia and the late Ruby Tallia. Surviving are wife, Sharon Tallia, son, Frank Tallia II, daughter-in-law, Abbey Tallia, grandchildren, Brayden Tallia and Layton Tallia, brothers, John "Butch" Tallia and...
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Troy Anthony Richoux

February 11, 1968 - August 3, 2014

Troy Anthony Richoux, 46 years old of Ponchatoula, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014. He was born on Sunday, February 11, 1968, in Jefferson Parish. Tory was a loving husband and devoted father. He was known to his sons as "Super Dad". Surviving are his wife, Angel Landry Richoux; 4 sons; mother, Janice Gros Richoux; 4 siblings; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his...
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Davis John Robertson

January 14, 1940 - August 3, 2014

Davis John Robertson, 74, of Ponchatoula, La, passed away at his home Sunday, August 3, 2014. Davis was a Ponchatoula High graduate. He retired at the rank of Chief in the Navy after 20 years as a Data Programmer. He dedicated over 25 years of his time to the Boy Scouts of America where he held positions as Scoutmaster for Ponchatoula Troop 100, rifle and range instructor at Camp Avondale Boy...
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Dominick "Buzz" Buzzetta

October 17, 1931 - August 3, 2014

Dominick Joseph "Buzz" Buzzetta, 82 years old, born on October 17, 1931, passed away at his home in Hammond, on Sunday, August 3, 2014. Buzz was a retired Hammond Fireman after 31years of service. He also retired from the Army Reserve after 28 years. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Ruth Collier Buzzetta; 4 children, Tandy Givens, Lisa and husband, Ritchie Neal, Terry and wife, Sandra...
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James Lee Rike

July 31, 1927 - August 3, 2014

James Lee Rike, 87 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014. James was born on July 31, 1927 in Malakoff, Texas to Fred Huson, Sr. and Martha Loretta Burkett Rike. Jim was graduate of Texas A M University, served in the United States Navy, and enjoyed a long career in the Petroleum Industry, including holding several patents. James is survived by his son, Chris...
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Paul A. Dattalo

January 16, 1925 - August 2, 2014

Paul A. Dattalo, 89 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away peacefully, Saturday, August 2, 2014, at his home. He was born on Friday, January 16, 1925, in Independence, La., son of the late Mike Dattalo and the late Felice Vacari Dattalo. He was a resident of Chalmette, La., for 50 years and moved to Independence, La. after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Paul was also a member of the St....
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Kathy Stewart Johnston

November 5, 1952 - July 31, 2014

Kathy Stewart Johnston, 61 years old of Holden, Louisiana, passed away, Thursday, July 31, 2014, at her home. She was born on Wednesday, November 5, 1952, in Independence, La. daughter of the late Charles Evan Montgomery and the late Agnus Montgomery. Surviving are son, Bobby Ray Garner Jr., three grandchildren, Chasity LeShelle Elam, Tyler Ray Smith and Tiffany Lynn Garner, great-grandson,...
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Mary Herbert Walsh

October 31, 1915 - July 30, 2014

Sr. Mary Herbert Walsh, a nun of St. Scholastica Priory, Petersham, MA, died July 30 at the priory following a brief illness. She was 98 and in her 80th year of profession. Born on October 31, 1915 on the family farm in Alpine (Connorsville), IN to Herbert and Julia (Tieman) Walsh, she received the name Mary Lucille at baptism. She was from a family of six children, all of whom became...
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Ann Castaglia Sampere

December 24, 1927 - July 30, 2014

Ann Castiglia Sampere, 86 years old of Katy, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Katy Memorial Hermann Hospital. She was born on December 24, 1927, in Hammond to William and Rose Graziano Castiglia. Ann is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Ronald J. and Lori S.Sampere, her grandchildren, Adam J. Sampere, Evan J. Sampere and Erin E. Sampere, and many nieces, nephews and...
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James William Miller, Sr.

April 3, 1923 - July 29, 2014

James William Miller Sr., 91 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Belle Maison Nursing Home. He was born on Tuesday, April 3, 1923, in Mt. Herman, La., son of the late Jimmie Miller and the late Ivy Morris Miller Davis. After proudly serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, he farmed and also retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Chalmette, La. He was also a...
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Joseph "Joe" Anthony Rosa, Jr.

November 4, 1948 - July 27, 2014

Joseph "Joe" Anthony Rosa Jr., 65 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore. He was born on Thursday, November 4, 1948, in Hammond, La., son of the late Joe Rosa Sr. and the late Anna Mae Pecoraro Rosa. Surviving are wife Eva Giluso Rosa, son Joseph Wayne Rosa, daughter Jennifer Rosa Efferson and husband Charile Efferson,...
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Johnny L. LaMarca

October 20, 1961 - July 19, 2014

Johnny L. LaMarca, 52 years old of Independence, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Friday, October 20, 1961, in Tangipahoa Parish. Surviving are his son, Joseph LaMarca; daughter, Chloe LaMarca; mother, Bobbie LaMarca; and 2 brothers, Joe LaMarca and Jeffery LaMarca. He is preceded in death by his father, Joe LaMarca.
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Alex J. Kondroik, Jr.

February 9, 1955 - July 18, 2014

Alex J. Kondroik Jr., 59 years old of Metairie, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. He was born on February 9, 1955, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Alex J. Kondroik Sr. and Pattie Scott Vicknair. Alex enjoyed life and loved going to the casinos, all kinds of entertainment, Mardi Gras, history of the French quarter but especially loved spending time with his family and grandkids. ...
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Wilhelmina "Bill" Goodspeed

October 17, 1915 - July 18, 2014

Wilhelmina "Bill" Goodspeed, 98 years old of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away, Friday, July 18, 2014, at Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home. He was born on Sunday, October 17, 1915, in Baton Rouge, La., son of the late Clarence Goodspeed and the late Clara Wise Goodspeed. Surviving are son, Fred W. Goodspeed Sr., grandchildren, Lisa Carmena and husband Frank Carmena Jr. and Fred Goodspeed...
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Evelyn Nelson Wadsworth

February 22, 1926 - July 17, 2014

Evelyn Nelson Wadsworth, 88 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Thursday, July 17, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. She was born on Monday, February 22, 1926, in Hammond, La., daughter of the late William "Eddie" Nelson and the late Olivia Badon Nelson. Surviving are brother, T.J. Nelson and wife Barbara Nelson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by husband...
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Ross Matthew Trahan

August 9, 1973 - July 16, 2014

Ross Matthew Trahan, 40 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home with family and friends by his side. He was born on August 9, 1973, in Lafayette, Louisiana, to Glynn A. and Bonnie Langlinais Trahan. Ross served on the board of OPTIONS, Inc. from 2008 to 2010. Ross enjoyed life and loved Saints football, going to the casinos, gaming on his Xbox,...
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James "Bro. Jim" C. Nettles, Sr.

April 20, 1931 - July 16, 2014

Rev. James "Bro. Jim" C. Nettles Sr., 83 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home. He was born on Monday, April 20, 1931, in Smithdale, Mississippi, son of the late Charles Lee Nettles and the late Dennie Mathews Nettles. He was the minister for Manchac Baptist Church for 31 years. Surviving are sons, James "Jay" Nettles Jr. and wife Mary Jane...
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Jessie Juanita Burnett

December 28, 1941 - July 16, 2014

Jessie Juanita Burnett, beloved mother, daughter and sister age 72, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at home with her family by her side. Jessie was born on December 28, 1941 in Gadsden, Alabama to Leo Glenn & Mary Ensor Burnett. She served proudly in the Merchant Marines for the past 15 years as Chief Chef on ocean going vessels. Jessie had a quick wit and sunny, upbeat demeanor. She was...
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Harold Matthew DiMaggio, Jr.

January 16, 1943 - July 16, 2014

Harold Matthew DiMaggio, Jr., 71 years old of Robert, Louisiana, passed away, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Saturday, January 16, 1943, in New Orleans. Mr. DiMaggio served our country in the United States Army and was a two Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran, and retired Pipe Fitter with Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local Union 60. Surviving are his wife, Carol...
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Josephine Levatino Bellaci

June 1, 1921 - July 14, 2014

Josephine Levatino Bellaci, 93 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. She was born on June 1, 1921, in Independence, Louisiana to Frank S. and Josephine Miceli Levatino Josephine is survived by her daughter, Laura B. McTopy-Davis, her son, Dr. Henry F. Bellaci and his wife Jeanette, her daughter, Mary B. Kinsey and her husband Randy, her son, Isidore Bellaci,...
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Louise Catalano Lopinto

June 21, 1932 - July 14, 2014

Louise Catalano Lopinto, 82 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away, Monday, July 14, 2014, at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was born on Tuesday, June 21, 1932, in Independence, La., daughter of the late Vito Catalano and the late Maurice DiSalvo Catalano. Surviving are son, Gary Joseph Lopinto, daughter-in-law, Karen Wood Lopinto, grandson, Christopher Joseph Lopinto, sisters,...
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Johnnie A. Provetere

July 3, 1934 - July 13, 2014

Johnnie A. Provetere, 80 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away, Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Heritage Health Care. He was born on Tuesday, July 3, 1934, in Independence, La., son of the late Michael Provetere and the late Lena Desimone Provetere. Johnnie was a member of Knight of Columbus of Hammond. Surviving are wife of 38 years, Vivian Guzzardo Provetere, daughters, Stephanie Poole...
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Nellie A. Boudreaux

April 9, 1911 - July 9, 2014

Nellie A. Boudreaux, 103 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Belle Maison Nursing Home. She was born on Sunday, April 9, 1911, in Prairieville, La., daughter of the late James Anderson and the late Idellar Harwell Anderson. Surviving are daughter-in-law, Jan Boudreaux, granddaughters, Sharon Felder and husband James Felder and Reni Wyche and husband Tim...
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Charles Samual Church

November 2, 1981 - July 8, 2014

Charles Samual Church , 32 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Hammond. Charles was born on Monday, November 2, 1981, in Texas, son of the late Curtis Samual Church and the late Jewel Stamey Church . Surviving are wife, Stephanie Renea Wilkins, children, Charles Samual Church Jr., Daquan Lamar Church and Makayla Nicole Church, sisters, Mary Newcomb (Scott),...
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James Louis Goudeau

February 1, 1933 - July 7, 2014

James Louis "Jimmie" Goudeau, 81 years old and a United States Marine Corps Veteran, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home in Hammond, Louisiana. He was born February 1, 1933. Mr. Goudeau leaves behind his beloved daughter, Carey Goudeau Cournoyer; 2 sons, Allen Goudeau and daughter-in-law, Gwen, and John B. Goudeau; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas Patrick "Pat" Goudeau...
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Ivy Wayne Newman, Jr.

June 8, 1943 - July 6, 2014

Ivy Wayne Newman Jr., 71 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, went to his heavenly home on, Sunday, July 6, 2014, he was at his residence with his family by his side. Ivy was born on Tuesday, June 8, 1943, in Hammond. He retired as a Rural Mail Carrier with the U.S.P.S. He graduated from Hammond High. Ivy loved fishing, singing in church, playing his guitar and LSU,s #1 fan, more than anything...
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Evelyn Hebert Pepitone Trabeau

July 6, 2014

Evelyn Hebert Pepitone Trabeau, 75, native and resident of Ponchatoula, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her camp in Manchac, Louisiana. She was born on Monday, January 9, 1939, in Ponchatoula, daughter of the late Louis Hebert and Louise Parker Hebert. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a BS in Education, was a retired Educator from the Tangipahoa Parish School System...
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Frances Alfano Pecora

February 1, 1915 - July 5, 2014

Frances Alfano Pecora age 99, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at her home in Independence, Louisiana with her family by her side. She was born on February 1, 1915 in Hammond, Louisiana to Vincent and Joan Varisco Alfano. Frances lived in Independence most of her life with her husband Joseph L. Pecora. She and Joe owned and operated City Cleaners in Independence for 35 years. Frances was...
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Joseph "Joe" W. Kelley, Jr.

November 4, 1948 - July 4, 2014

Joseph "Joe" W. Kelley, Jr., 65 years old passed away at his home in Loranger with his family by his side on Friday, July 4, 2014. Joe was born on November 4, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Joseph W. Sr. and Amelia Schmitt Kelley. Joe began his 43 year career as a Ford Automotive Technician/Shop Foreman in 1966. Joe enjoyed life and loved fishing, hunting, gardening, yard work, tinkering...
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